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Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood, 5th Edition

  • David Shaffer
  • Katherine Kipp
  • Eileen Wood
  • Teena Willoughby
  • Kim Roberts
  • Alexandra Gottardo
  • Tobias Krettenauer
  • Joanne Lee
  • Nicky Newton
  • ISBN-10: 017687397X
  • ISBN-13: 9780176873974
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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Overview

About the Product

This interesting, accurate, and up-to-date fifth edition provides an overview of infancy and childhood development that reflects the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer. Stressing the processes that underlie developmental change, the authors continue to explore the causes and complexities of development, challenging readers to think about the fascinating process of human development, to share in the excitement of this dynamic discipline, and to acquire a knowledge of developmental principles that will serve them well in their roles as parents, teachers, nurses, child-care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, academics, or in any other capacity in which they may one day influence the lives of developing individuals.

Features

  • Many in-text features to help your students better understand the content: • Boldface key terms; block quotes; figures, tables, and photos; running glossary; and references • Boxes: Applying Research to Your Life; Focus on Research; Applying Developmental Research; Cultural Influences; Current Controversies; Developmental Issues; Inside Track • Concept Checks; “What Do You Think?” • End-of chapter features: Summary, Key Terms, Answers to Concept Checks

About the Author

David Shaffer

David R. Shaffer is a Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator of Psychology at the University of Georgia, where he focuses on the Social and Life-Span Developmental Psychology Programs. He has been teaching courses in human development to graduate and undergraduate students for nearly 30 years. His many research articles have concerned such topics as altruism, attitudes and persuasion, moral development, sex roles and social behavior, self-disclosure, and social psychology and the law. He has also served as associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Personality.

Katherine Kipp

Katherine Kipp, Ph.D., is Professor of Developmental Psychology at Gainesville State University. Dr. Kipp was formerly Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, where she focused on the Life-Span Developmental and Cognitive/Experimental Psychology Programs, and where she received numerous teaching and mentoring awards and fellowships. An active researcher, her interests include cognitive inhibition in children, children's memory, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness in children. She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, Cognitive Development Society, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Society for Teaching in Psychology, and Psychonomics Society.

Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood completed her Honour's B.A. and Master's degrees at the University of Western Ontario. After completing her Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University, she accepted a position in the area of Developmental Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she is now an Associate Professor. Her primary area of research involves cognitive development, with a focus on issues related to memory. Eileen has also conducted research in social issues, in particular she has examined the process of gender-role stereotyping of children, sexual health and education, dating and dating violence.

Teena Willoughby

Teena Willoughby completed her Honour's B.A. in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and her Master's and Ph. D. degrees at The University of Waterloo. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto before accepting a position in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University, where she is now an Associate Professor (and is cross-appointed with the Department of Psychology). Her primary area of research is the impact of technology-based environments on learning. As a developmental psychologist, one of Teena's research interests also is youth resilience, particularly with regard to academic underachievement and media/technology influences on lifestyle choices. Teena is the Director of the Youth Research Institute at Brock University, which brings together a multidisciplinary team of 32 Brock faculty engaged in youth-related research.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Theory and Research in the Developmental Sciences
Chapter 1: Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies
Chapter 2: Theories of Human Development

Part II: Foundations of Development
Chapter 3: Hereditary Influences on Development
Chapter 4: Prenatal Development
Chapter 5: Birth and the Newborn’s Readiness for Life
Chapter 6: Physical Development: The Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and the Beginnings of Sexual Development

Part III: Language, Learning, and Cognitive Development
Chapter 7: Early Cognitive Foundations: Sensation, Perception, and Learning
Chapter 8: Cognitive Development: Piaget’s Theory, Case’s Neo-Piagetian Theory, and Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Viewpoint
Chapter 9: Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Perspectives and Connectionism
Chapter 10: Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance
Chapter 11: Development of Language and Communication Skills

Part IV: Social and Personality Development
Chapter 12: Emotional Development, Temperament, and Attachment
Chapter 13: Development of the Self and Social Cognition
Chapter 14: Sex Differences and Similarities, and Gender-Role Development
Chapter 15: Moral Development and Aggression

Part V: The Ecology of Development
Chapter 16: The Family
Chapter 17: Beyond the Family Context: Peers, Schools, and Media Technologies

Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

New to this edition

  • New author team
  • Revised content to cover infancy through to childhood

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Shaffer's Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood  (ISBN-10: 0176875980 | ISBN-13: 9780176875985)
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Student Supplements

eBook: Developmental Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0176876073 | ISBN-13: 9780176876074)
MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Shaffer's Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood  (ISBN-10: 0176875980 | ISBN-13: 9780176875985)
MindTap Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Shaffer's Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood  (ISBN-10: 0176875972 | ISBN-13: 9780176875978)
Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 0176904336 | ISBN-13: 9780176904333)
Value Pack: Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood + MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term)  (ISBN-10: 0176899987 | ISBN-13: 9780176899981)
Value Pack: Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood, Loose-Leaf Version + MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term)  (ISBN-10: 0176904344 | ISBN-13: 9780176904340)